Church Happenings – December 2019

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Coffee after service

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Coffee after service

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The sanctuary all decorated for the season.

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The sanctuary all decorated for the season.

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The sanctuary all decorated for the season.

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Food shelf donations

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Santa’s elves helping with the food shelf donations!

2020 Annual Meeting Announcement

Our church will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 22. A potluck dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Please mark the date on your new 2020 calendars. Plan to come for the meal and stay for the meeting.

Pledges

Hello everyone!

Just a gentle reminder that pledges for giving in the new year are due. Please turn them in as soon as possible so we can correctly plan for the new year.

Thank you!

Schedule and Announcements for November 17

Schedule

  • Sunday, November 17 @ 9 a.m. – Worship, Noisy Offering; 10 a.m. – Sunday School
  • Monday, November 18 @ 7 p.m. – Circle of Stones at Pearl Lenzen’s Home
  • Wednesday, November 20 @ 6 p.m. – Confirmation; 7 a.m. – Choir
  • Sunday, November 24 @ 9 a.m. – Worship; 10 a.m. – Sunday School

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Sue Rollins, Dan Maiden, Paul Ledford, Mae Peterson, Bob Slettedahl, Gerri Frederick, Ray Olson, Diane Beninga, Peggy’s mom, Our government, Sharon’s cousin Kenny Peterson in his last days,
  • Joys: Youth participated in the ecumenical food drive and had a great time, Kaylia was the lead in “Annie” and we had a flutist in the orchestra, farmer’s finishing harvest, PAC concert was good, Peggy had fun telling Spencer about Myracle’s deer since he had not gotten one yet

Duties: November 24

  • Liturgist: Steve Zumhofe
  • Fellowship: Sue Selden, Jeff/Sheila VanOverbeke
  • Cleaning: Gail Rohlik
  • Ushers: Dennis/Konnie Holtz

Next week’s readings: November 24, 2019

  • Jeremiah 23:1-6
  • Psalm 46
  • Colossians 1:11-20
  • Luke 23:33-43

Schedule and Announcements for November 10

Schedule

  • Sunday, November 10 @ 9 a.m. – Worship; 10 a.m. – Sunday School
    Wednesday, November 13 @ 6 p.m. – Confirmation; 7 p.m. – Choir; 8 p.m. – Council
    Sunday, November 17 @ 9 a.m. – Worship, Noisy Offering; 10 a.m. – Sunday School

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Sue Rollins, Dan Maiden; Paul Ledford; Mae Peterson; Bob Slettedahl; Gerri Frederick; Ray Olson; Diane Beninga; Families of Maggie Bjorge, Howie Jorgenson, Rick VanGronigan & Matti McLaurin; Mae Peterson; Pearl’s daughter Cindy & Granddaughter Jenny are going through hard times; Audrey’s daughter Cheryl is having health problems.
  • Joys: Hazel Carter is recovering and doing well; Beautiful day; John Thoma can put weight on his foot; Randy made it safely home from NC and the organ is fixed; Joanne is spending weekend at Pearl’s; GFLC & St Andrew have accepted our invitation to Community Service.

Duties: November 17

  • Liturgist: Sue Selden
  • Fellowship: Ray/Sharon Olson, Diane Bakker
  • Cleaning: Bev Nordang
  • Ushers: Dennis/Konnie Holtz

Schedule and Announcements for November 3

Schedule

  • Sunday, November 3 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service, Communion
  • Wednesday, November 6 @ 7 p.m. – Choir; No Confirmation,
  • Sunday, November 10 @ 9 a.m. – Worship

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Sue Rollins, Dan Maiden, Paul Ledford, Mae Peterson, Bob Slettedahl, Gerri Frederick, Ray Olson, Diane Beninga; Those impacted by the wildfires; Connie’s struggles with her eyes; for the homeless and those dealing with addiction, depression, anxiety and mental illness.
  • Joys: Hazel Carter is recovering and doing well; Karen is at her great nephew’s confirmation; farmers are back in the fields

Duties: November 10

  • Liturgist: Sharon Anderson
  • Fellowship: Paul Ledford, Dwayne/LaVonne Koenen
  • Cleaning: Wayne Kling
  • Ushers: Dennis/Konnie Holtz

Schedule and Announcements for September 29

Schedule

  • Sunday, September 29 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service
  • Wednesday, October 2 @ 7 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal
  • Sunday, October 6 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Sue Rollins; Dan Maiden; Mae Peterson; Hazel Carter; Bob Slettedahl; Gerri Frederick; Ray Olson; Hazel’s sister-in-law; Peggy’s mom; Sally’s son John had foot surgery; Rain in Texas and Grand Forks; Gayle Inks
  • Joys: Peggy & Bryan Mooney – sign out front; Steven & Kyle G taking Spencer duck hunting; Quilts for baptisms done; Karen & Randy spent time with kids and grandkids; Randy’s organ installation in St. Paul went very well

Duties: October 6

  • Liturgist: Helen Stukel
  • Fellowship: Tammy Anderson, Ron/Marty Bergman
  • Cleaning: Greg/Lynn Holmstrom
  • Ushers: Pearl Lenzen/Bea Read

News and notes

Just a couple of notes:

  1. There will be a fun time at the church this Friday morning! Treats provided and then we will be tying fleece blankets for our upcoming baptisms. Please come and join in the fun!!! Many hands make light work.
  2. Choir, Sunday School and Confirmation are in full swing. If there are any “littles” in your life that are not in Sunday School please make sure they know they are welcome here.
  1. We can always use more members in the choir. Please come and bring (or drag) a friend along!! Wednesday night at seven. We are a very fun group!!

AND!!! You are aware that we are a congregation that cares about our environment – that is why we have a portion of the highway we pick up twice a year. Our fall cleanup is this Sunday right after fellowship hour. You can feel free to wear your work clothes and boots to church so you are ready to go! Once again many hands light work.

Thank you for caring about what is going on at our church!!